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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » Stories of the death of Guild Wars 2

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  User Deleted
12/15/12 6:16:35 AM#81
Originally posted by jpnz
Originally posted by Whitebeards
Players mostly gouge the population on basis of players they seen in respective zones. So no matter how many box GW2 sels if the zones are empty that doesn't make a difference to the players although good sales is something ANet will appreciate.

The perception that the 'world in the 20-70 is empty' on the lowest populated servers was actually accepted as 'Fact' by ANet Dev in a recent Reddit Q&A session.

Whether a fan likes this 'fact' or not is irrevelent now.

Just to make things clear (this is what I added).

 

As I said, Gandara server here, Europe, I level several alts ranging from 10 to 30+ right now, and on none of them have I problems to get people to do events.

  Whitebeards

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Posts: 740

12/15/12 6:20:45 AM#82

Hah!! i am on the server that is always full. I rolled a thief and went through 3 zones and came across total of 4 players 7 to 9 pm EU  time. Tried asking in chat if anyone interested in events and no takers. So nope it is not limited to low populted servers only.

That is what players have been saying that server status means nothing when zones are empty. Which OP somehow translated to 'GW2 isn't dying because it is selling lots of bixes.'

  DancingQueen

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Joined: 10/18/12
Posts: 210

12/15/12 6:32:26 AM#83
Originally posted by hikaru77
Originally posted by Volkon

... have been greatly exaggerated. 

 

I think we may have our explanation as to why zones are still showing up as Very High to Full.

No, my server is still FULL but in-game is a ghost town, so no, we dont have an explanation yet. Lot of people brought the game to try it since is B2P, then quit a few weeks or days later. Also i was in a guild of more than 500 players, now we have less than 5 active players. GW2 wont die at all, is b2p, but the population drop of active players was huge and even more faster than D3 at the point that by the end of the year we have probably more active players playing swtor than gw2. 

I played GW1 for close to four months and GW2 isn't even worth paying the box price imho.

But if the game were free to download and still free to play then I might give it a try. ;)

  User Deleted
12/15/12 6:39:08 AM#84

Where have I seen this thread before?

*looks at calendar*

Hmm, but it's only been a little over 3 months...oh dear. Back into my cave I go. 6 months here we come!

  User Deleted
12/15/12 6:48:00 AM#85

I'm a Guild Wars 2 fan, for sure.  This article really seems very fishy. Here's why:

Here is the list of other articles "Lee Hall" the author of the article has produced.  Of course, nothing even comes up under his contributions.

The 'sales chart' source doesn't look anything like the list shown in the article. A completely different list of games top the sales chart on the website the day after the article was published.  If the list fluctuates that drastically, how significant can #1 be anyway? Answer - it isn't significant at all.  Where is the article proclaiming that "Viking: Battle for Asgard" is #1?

It really, really looks like this was created just to get their website some hits in google searches because I can't find a single fact to back this up at all.

  User Deleted
12/15/12 7:11:37 AM#86
Originally posted by DancingQueen

I played GW1 for close to four months and GW2 isn't even worth paying the box price imho.

But if the game were free to download and still free to play then I might give it a try. ;)

So you never played GW2, yet you say it's not worth the box price...

We took note of your trustworthy appraisal of this game, and you can be sure we'll take it into account for our future purchases.

  DancingQueen

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Joined: 10/18/12
Posts: 210

12/15/12 7:14:08 AM#87
Originally posted by The_Korrigan
Originally posted by DancingQueen

I played GW1 for close to four months and GW2 isn't even worth paying the box price imho.

But if the game were free to download and still free to play then I might give it a try. ;)

So you never played GW2, yet you say it's not worth the box price...

We took note of your trustworthy appraisal of this game, and you can be sure we'll take it into account for our future purchases.

I couldn't ask for more.

  boxsnd

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Joined: 10/04/12
Posts: 367

12/15/12 7:39:04 AM#88
These top seller lists say nothing at all since most sales are done with steam or the game's website. The only reliable data we have is this: http://beta.xfire.com/games/gw2 (don't forget that it was at 93k hours a week after launch). The player retention seems to be lower than SWTOR's and the future seems bleak. I wouldn't be surprized if we see server merges or even layoffs soon.

DAoC - Excalibur & Camlann

  killion81

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Joined: 8/31/06
Posts: 865

12/15/12 9:17:54 AM#89
Originally posted by boxsnd
These top seller lists say nothing at all since most sales are done with steam or the game's website. The only reliable data we have is this: http://beta.xfire.com/games/gw2 (don't forget that it was at 93k hours a week after launch). The player retention seems to be lower than SWTOR's and the future seems bleak. I wouldn't be surprized if we see server merges or even layoffs soon.

 

Interesting that those numbers didn't go up yesterday.  I expected another spike with the release of the Christmas content.  I would at least expect this weekend to have significantly more hours played than the few preceding weekends.

  boxsnd

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12/15/12 1:18:50 PM#90
Originally posted by killion81
Originally posted by boxsnd
These top seller lists say nothing at all since most sales are done with steam or the game's website. The only reliable data we have is this: http://beta.xfire.com/games/gw2 (don't forget that it was at 93k hours a week after launch). The player retention seems to be lower than SWTOR's and the future seems bleak. I wouldn't be surprized if we see server merges or even layoffs soon.

 

Interesting that those numbers didn't go up yesterday.  I expected another spike with the release of the Christmas content.  I would at least expect this weekend to have significantly more hours played than the few preceding weekends.

It will spike as it spiked in the last event. xfire doesn't update in real-time.

DAoC - Excalibur & Camlann

  jpnz

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Joined: 6/29/06
Posts: 3394

12/15/12 1:33:07 PM#91
Originally posted by The_Korrigan
Originally posted by jpnz
 

The perception that the 'world in the 20-70 is empty' on the lowest populated servers was actually accepted as 'Fact' by ANet Dev in a recent Reddit Q&A session.

Whether a fan likes this 'fact' or not is irrevelent now.

Just to make things clear (this is what I added).

 

As I said, Gandara server here, Europe, I level several alts ranging from 10 to 30+ right now, and on none of them have I problems to get people to do events.

The 'yellow' text is factually false.

The ANet dev didn't specify whether it is the 'lowest pop servers' or not.

Your personal experience is irrevelent when the actual company dev says 'yeah, we'll have to figure something out'.

Gdemami -
Informing people about your thoughts and impressions is not a review, it's a blog.

  Panther2103

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Joined: 1/09/08
Posts: 1948

12/15/12 1:34:55 PM#92
Originally posted by hikaru77
Originally posted by Volkon

... have been greatly exaggerated. 

 

I think we may have our explanation as to why zones are still showing up as Very High to Full.

No, my server is still FULL but in-game is a ghost town, so no, we dont have an explanation yet. Lot of people brought the game to try it since is B2P, then quit a few weeks or days later. Also i was in a guild of more than 500 players, now we have less than 5 active players. GW2 wont die at all, is b2p, but the population drop of active players was huge and even more faster than D3 at the point that by the end of the year we have probably more active players playing swtor than gw2. 

Your server may be a ghost town in the areas you are in, but that doesn't mean a lot of people aren't in other areas.

  DMKano

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Joined: 6/17/11
Posts: 3729

12/15/12 1:48:14 PM#93
Originally posted by The_Korrigan
Originally posted by killion81

It's the only MMO in the PC Best Sellers top 10 on Amazon.  However, GW2 is a less popular Amazon purchase than Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (a gamepad for PCs), PS3 Ear Force P11 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset (a headset for Playstation 3), Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound (a headset for xbox 360) and the only other PC game, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Based purely upon the top 5 PC Best Sellers and the fact that 3 of 5 are peripherals, I feel like Amazon is not the first place most people go for thier PC game purchases.  I could be wrong, as I do not have specific stats on any of this, but it is the feeling I get.

Learn to sort...

 http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Video-Games-PC-compatible/zgbs/videogames/4924894011/ref=zg_bs_nav_vg_2_229575

So TSW is # 1 - last time I checked that one is a mmo. 

GW2 is #7, again not top 5 like stated.

  immodium

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Joined: 11/03/07
Posts: 1183

12/15/12 3:11:59 PM#94
Originally posted by DMKano
Originally posted by The_Korrigan
Originally posted by killion81

It's the only MMO in the PC Best Sellers top 10 on Amazon.  However, GW2 is a less popular Amazon purchase than Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (a gamepad for PCs), PS3 Ear Force P11 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset (a headset for Playstation 3), Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound (a headset for xbox 360) and the only other PC game, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Based purely upon the top 5 PC Best Sellers and the fact that 3 of 5 are peripherals, I feel like Amazon is not the first place most people go for thier PC game purchases.  I could be wrong, as I do not have specific stats on any of this, but it is the feeling I get.

Learn to sort...

 http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Video-Games-PC-compatible/zgbs/videogames/4924894011/ref=zg_bs_nav_vg_2_229575

So TSW is # 1 - last time I checked that one is a mmo. 

GW2 is #7, again not top 5 like stated.

Syndicate at #4!!

 

My soul has just been destroyed.

  Gaia_Hunter

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Joined: 5/04/12
Posts: 2445

12/15/12 3:13:04 PM#95
Originally posted by DMKano
Originally posted by The_Korrigan
Originally posted by killion81

It's the only MMO in the PC Best Sellers top 10 on Amazon.  However, GW2 is a less popular Amazon purchase than Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (a gamepad for PCs), PS3 Ear Force P11 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset (a headset for Playstation 3), Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound (a headset for xbox 360) and the only other PC game, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Based purely upon the top 5 PC Best Sellers and the fact that 3 of 5 are peripherals, I feel like Amazon is not the first place most people go for thier PC game purchases.  I could be wrong, as I do not have specific stats on any of this, but it is the feeling I get.

Learn to sort...

 http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Video-Games-PC-compatible/zgbs/videogames/4924894011/ref=zg_bs_nav_vg_2_229575

So TSW is # 1 - last time I checked that one is a mmo. 

GW2 is #7, again not top 5 like stated.

Best selling charts aren't static.

TSW is also selling for 1/3 of the price@50% discount.

I bought a copy for my GF.

Currently playing: GW2
Cooperative (semi cooperative)board games you should check: Pandemic, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Eldritch Horror, Descent 2.0,Level 7 Omega Protocol, Last Night on Earth

  mgilbrtsn

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Joined: 2/14/09
Posts: 1062

He who fights and runs away... misses out on the loot

12/15/12 3:18:36 PM#96
Lol, like ravenous sharks, hoping that another MMO fails.  Very Very funny.  New MMO.. 'FAIL!'  really wish there were threads like 'Hey, GW2 (or any game) is doing pretty good, not my cup of tea, but GL'

They are coming for you!

  User Deleted
12/15/12 3:20:34 PM#97
Originally posted by DMKano
Originally posted by The_Korrigan
Originally posted by killion81

It's the only MMO in the PC Best Sellers top 10 on Amazon.  However, GW2 is a less popular Amazon purchase than Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (a gamepad for PCs), PS3 Ear Force P11 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset (a headset for Playstation 3), Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound (a headset for xbox 360) and the only other PC game, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Based purely upon the top 5 PC Best Sellers and the fact that 3 of 5 are peripherals, I feel like Amazon is not the first place most people go for thier PC game purchases.  I could be wrong, as I do not have specific stats on any of this, but it is the feeling I get.

Learn to sort...

 http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Video-Games-PC-compatible/zgbs/videogames/4924894011/ref=zg_bs_nav_vg_2_229575

So TSW is # 1 - last time I checked that one is a mmo. 

GW2 is #7, again not top 5 like stated.

Yep, TSW download just passed in the Top 10 the last couple of days after it moved to B2P. Not denying that. GW2 is still in the top 10, and was in the TOP 5 3 days ago too. And that is without any change of subcription model.

Let's do an amusing bet, and see how long TSW stays in the top 10...  let's see if it can stay there 12+ weeks like GW2.

  ThomasN7

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Posts: 6598

"Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong.” - Mordin Solus

12/15/12 3:23:40 PM#98
The game has a ton of bots,gold sellers and gem sellers. What do you expect ?
  User Deleted
12/15/12 3:25:54 PM#99
Originally posted by Normandy7
The game has a ton of bots,gold sellers and gem sellers. What do you expect ?

You can't sell gems... there's no way to trade gems with another player.

Try to play the game before bashing it next time, you may eventually find valid arguments.

  Eir_S

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Joined: 8/07/11
Posts: 4526

GW2 socialist.

12/15/12 7:37:48 PM#100
Originally posted by DMKano
Originally posted by The_Korrigan
Originally posted by killion81

It's the only MMO in the PC Best Sellers top 10 on Amazon.  However, GW2 is a less popular Amazon purchase than Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (a gamepad for PCs), PS3 Ear Force P11 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset (a headset for Playstation 3), Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound (a headset for xbox 360) and the only other PC game, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Based purely upon the top 5 PC Best Sellers and the fact that 3 of 5 are peripherals, I feel like Amazon is not the first place most people go for thier PC game purchases.  I could be wrong, as I do not have specific stats on any of this, but it is the feeling I get.

Learn to sort...

 http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Video-Games-PC-compatible/zgbs/videogames/4924894011/ref=zg_bs_nav_vg_2_229575

So TSW is # 1 - last time I checked that one is a mmo. 

GW2 is #7, again not top 5 like stated.

You know why TSW is #1 finally right?  And how long GW2 has been ahead of it pretty much everywhere?

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